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Filipino actor Zanjoe Marudo is nominated for Best Performance By An Actor in the 2017 International Emmy Awards.

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Watch the trailers of the nominees in this link.

http://upload.iemmys.tv/public/iemmys/Nominees.aspx?nc=A

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Zanjoe’s excellent performance as Victor in Abs-Cbn’s Maalaala Mo Kaya “Anino” (Black Shadow) episode earned him the nomination. The episode was aired on October 29, 2016.

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For this episode, Zanjoe won as Best Actor For A Single Performance from the Guild of Educators, Mentors and Students (GEMS) last  March 1, 2017.

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Synopsis of MMK “Anino” as released by Abs-cbn in October 2016.

“Victor (30) desires a happy and simple life for his family. A determined and religious provider, he puts up a small bakery in Iba, Zambales with his wife, Marites (29). Seeing Victor provide the needs and wants of their family, Marites draws strength from his husband. Soon, Victor comes across and helps a homeless old lady, Aling Maring (60’s) with her drug addict son Ben (20’s) who seek food and shelter from him. He accepts them like family, but conflict arises in their household when the two suddenly take his entire income and ran away. Feeling betrayed, Victor suffers from depression and later turns his attention to gambling, distressing Marites and their children. The tables completely turn when Victor starts to become inscrutable as he experiences delusions and hallucinations – from being unexpectedly violent to his eldest son Carlo (7), to digging corpses, and burying saint figurines on spur of moment. All of these agonize Marites, while their children experience bullying in school due to Victor’s condition. Marites decides to have Victor checked through folk healers and professional doctors but to no avail. Conflicted by these horrors, she then leaves Victor in a mental facility and starts anew with their children. Just when Marites loses hope, she comes across Victor who proves that he can still provide for their family despite his continuing disorder. In the end, Marites still accepts Victor and promises to give back to her husband who continues to battle with schizophrenia”.

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The other nominees for Best Performance By An Actor are Julio Andrade of Brazil, Kenneth Branagh of the United Kingdom who is an Oscar Awards nominated actor and Kad Merad of France.

The awarding ceremonies will be on November 20, 2017 in New York City. Prior to the awarding will be the nomination medal ceremony. Zanjoe will also attend a panel discussion on the difficulties of portraying his character.

The International Emmy Awards is a yearly event every November organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It recognizes excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States. The Academy is a membership based organization whose members include prominent media and entertainment personalities from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television.

Congratulations and good luck Zanjoe Marudo. You made the Filipinos proud.

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